After Dark The World Slows Down
Barefoot Beach, Florida
The gallery owner came by my little office/studio one day recently. I had been working with another client - an interior designer - who wanted some of my photographs for a client of hers. We were sifting through unprinted stuff in my inventory and she saw some of my abstracts. In no time at all, I was totally outside my normal comfort and digital purity box, tweaking colors and angles and textures and lighting. I have to say, it made my pulse quicken a bit for me to tweak to that degree. Never let it be said that money (and client happiness) is not a motivator.
In the end, I liked the result much more than I thought I would. My client was happy. I tried something new. I got paid. Cool beans.
I showed the gallery owner that piece and some of my other abstract stuff and she fell in love. So, this week - this opening, will be far from my usual style. It is photography less perfectly and realistically composed. It is still me, just me with a new paint job and tricked-out hubcaps.
One sweet reward of pushing outside your comfort zone: you can fall in love with your art all over again. And that is a poetry worth living for.
Nikon D2x, Nikkor 12-24 VR, a very sturdy tripod, cable release, sweet night sky and a smidge of patience